All The Rage Beige | Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour No. 02

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi color 02

Aah yes the inevitable has happened, a certain someone caved in and got a beautiful powder after a month of spending ban. Oh Les Beiges how have I coveted thee! Well dramatization aside, I bought the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder in No. 02 after a boring (as usual) day at work. I had been eyeing the original Les Beiges since their launch, and although they were quite a hit I couldn’t really justify the purchase and held off.

Every time I tried the Les Beiges in store, they seemed more and more similar to the MAC Careblend Pressed Powder (a favorite) at almost double the price! When the new versions of the Chanel powder were launched I was all set to write them off and deter myself from falling for the proverbial “Chanel Charm” but alas, I was lured.

The Healthy Glow powder is the same in texture as the original Les Beiges  (quite expectedly), with an additional “glow” factor which slightly sets them apart. They have been released in two versions, No. 01 which is lighter more suitable for fairer skins and No. 02 which will work as a bronzer for light to medium skintones, and as and overall glow-inducing powder for deeper complexions.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Color No. 02

The actual product is divided into 3 colors of varying intensity and texture. While the lightest color is a very subtle highlighter (the glow giver) the second color is satin and darker, more suitable as an all-over powder, and the 3rd strip is a bronze-pink satin color which adds the “color” to the application. The USP for this powder is the convenience of having a highlighter, blush and bronzer all in one. My preferred way of using this is in two-steps:

1) Swirl a fluffy brush, tap excess and dust it lightly all over to add a nice sheen to the whole face.

2) Next, using a blush brush, pick some pigment from the darker strips, and add just under the cheekbone for some contour + color.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Color No. 02

I chose No. 02 as it certainly “showed up” and gave me a nice color on the face and cheeks. No.01 was more like a face powder for my complexion and something which I didnt have much use for. These powders are more shimmery than the original Les Beiges, although the shimmer is the finest and subtlest and disappears into more of a glow once on the face. In store, I found No. 02 to be very similar in color to the original Les Beiges No. 40, so if you have that you can probably skip this.

I get a very natural, glowy and contoured effect with this and it stays a really long time! in fact when I apply this in the morning around 10, I still have a good even color on my cheeks till 8 in the night, when I remove my makeup. I have been using this powder on bare skin as well as a light layer of MAC Face and Body and both applications give me a very good effect.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Color No. 02

The packaging is classic Chanel with a twist. It is housed in a beautiful compact with a creamy top and shiny black body with the famous crossed C’s at the top. It comes with a brush to be used with the powder, which fits nicely inside the compact. The brush although soft and pretty, does not seem to be the best to be used with this product as its quite thin.

I really cannot fault this powder right now as its too beautiful to take my eyes off it! Its gorgeous, and I am glad I got these instead of the original version as these have that something extra which was amiss in the original for me.

I would not advise you to rush out and get it simply because its an uber luxury product and not a necessity at all, but in case you had already made up your mind to get it, better hurry up as its a Limited Edition offering!

Now that i have it in my possession, it will be lugged around everywhere and taken out for display at every opportunity! :P

Hope you liked the review! Thanks for reading :-)

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  2. ntisverve

    Thank you for this post. I was searching for reviews of this Chanel LE Les Beiges Healthy…(Longest name ever!)…in 02 on medium skin tones and happened upon your blog! I have added you to my Bloglovin feed! Look forward to future posts and reading your past posts on my daily work commute :)

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  3. talker blogger

    Darn it !! I shouldn’t have read this post… It seems like u can’t escape the “Chanel” … I gotta get me this ASAP .. I am reading rave reviews about it .. What’s your most recommended foundation? I’m on a hunt for one , although I am more of a no makeup girl, I am frankly looking for just a touch of glow.. Any recommendations for what I should be using ?

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  4. jenn f

    zomgs this looks so great on you! i have to be honest and say the les beiges are so confounding to me. i have noooo idea what i’m doing sometimes so im not creative enough to think of difference uses for differet shades of beige. i know you can find your perfect, bronzer, contour, finishing, whatever powder w/ the different les beiges colors but, i just stand in front of them and am like ‘wwaaaa??”

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    • Divya

      I don’t think Chanel Les Beiges are worth spending so much money on! Their texture and feel and effect is same as MAC Creblen powder which is AHMAZING! You spend less than half the money of Chanel and get the same quality! Thats the reason I didnt get these last year. You should give the MAC powder a try!

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  5. Shari

    Ack! Such a temptress!! I love the old Les Beiges, but yeah nothing but a super finely-milled powder :) These new ones offer more versatility in terms of wear! I love this on you!! :-)

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  6. sylirael

    Beautiful <3 I have long coveted the Les Beiges line myself – but I haven't gotten around to even swatching any yet! Crazy, right? Even the packaging is enough to make me fall in love (and that doesn't happen often). I wonder if they have anything pale enough for me…

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  7. Tasha

    This looks absolutely stunning – and amazing on you! Mm, I would be lured in as well…if I could afford it! Haha, wish I could get my hands on one of these but sadly it’s out of my price range! :(

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    • Divya

      Aaaw Tasha! if its any releif to you.. I didnt get these the first time they came out last year.. besides MAC CareBlend powder is an exact dupe of these! especially if you want something exactly like this one try the shade Medium deep or Medium dark in the MAC powder :-)

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  8. vidya hemraj

    Loooovely!!!! But I am too much of a makeup novice to indulge myself with Chanel. Whattay glow though! :-) Can you also provide a makeup breakdown? Also the makeup breakdown of your dp? I love that lip colour and blush …..

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  9. Sunny

    Hey Divya, this looks stunning on you!!! I didn’t pick this up because I already have enough bronzers/bronzing products for the rest of my life. I do really like the texture of Les Beiges, and I’m glad to hear this one has the same finely-milled texture :)

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  10. Alex

    It looks good on your skintone! I wonder if you’ve tried it as an eyeshadow? I usually use cheek colors for my eyes too and the middle shade on this one looks especially attractive!

    I really like the white Chanel packaging, too.

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  11. Kiss & Make-up

    I agree that it’s not a must-have, but it’s definitely a want-to-have! ;-) I love this trio on you. Your skin looks amazing. Though for myself I’d probably prefer the pink version.

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  12. indianshringar

    Where did my comment go? Anyway, I’ll write it again. I’ve been resisting the urge to buy this one. Your review and glowy pic is weakening my resolve :p

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